Interagency Cooperation Announced for Rural Broadband

Federal funding programs for rural deployment to be coordinated by NTIA, FCC, and USDA.

This past week, an interagency agreement was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to share information and coordinate rural broadband deployment funds under the Broadband Interagency Coordination Act.

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack stated, “USDA remains committed to being a strong partner with rural communities and our state, Tribal, and federal partners in building ‘future proof’ broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas so that we finally reach 100 percent high-speed broadband coverage across the country.”

FCC Acting Chair Rosenworcel said, “The last fifteen months demonstrated like never before that broadband is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Congress rightfully funded broadband deployment at levels we’ve seldom seen in recent years in response to the pandemic.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he oversees his department’s information sharing.
  • For Acting Chair Rosenworcel as she facilitates the broadband rollout.
  • For Secretary Raimondo as the Commerce Department coordinates the rural broadband access through the NTIA.



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